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India–Mexico relations


India–Mexico relations

India-Mexico relations
Map indicating locations of India and Mexico



India-Mexico relations refers to the diplomatic relations between India and Mexico.


  • History 1
  • State visits 2
  • Trade 3
  • Resident diplomatic missions 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Foremer Mexican President Vicente Fox and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005

In 1947, Mexico became the first Latin American nation to recognize the independence of India from the United Kingdom.[1] On first 1 August 1950, both nations established diplomatic relations and on the following year, Mexico opened an embassy in Delhi. The show the importance of the new relations between the two nations, the first Mexican ambassador to India was former Mexican President Emilio Portes Gil. In 1962, Nobel Prize laureate Octavio Paz was named ambassador to India.[2]

Over the years, diplomatic relations between the two nations have strenghtned. Both nations are active participants in the international arean and are mutual members of the G-20 major economies and the United Nations.

State visits

Head of State and Government Level Visits from India[1]

Head of State and Government Level Visits from Mexico


Trade between the two nations has been steadily increasing on an average of 30% each year. Two-way trade between both nations amounted to $6,67 billion USD in 2013.[3] Mexico's main exports to India include: petroleum, machinery, fertilizers and chemicals while at the same time, India exports to Mexico include: textiles, gems, jewlery, leather and software.[4] A notable Mexican multi-national company operating in India is Cinépolis.

Resident diplomatic missions

See also


  1. ^ a b Relaciones Bilaterales entre la India y México (in Spanish)
  2. ^ History of diplomatic relations with India (in Spanish)
  3. ^ México promueve comercio e inversiones con India y Sudáfrica (in Spanish)
  4. ^ México e India: Intensificar las relaciones comerciales (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Embassy of India in Mexico City (in English and Spanish)
  6. ^ Embassy of Mexico in New Delhi (in English and Spanish)

External links

  • Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on India-Mexico relations
  • Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs on diplomatic relations with India (in Spanish)
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